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#TechToolTuesday: Stronger Passwords
Nearly everyone knows that they should be using strong passwords for accessing their online services. But lots of people are picking their passwords incorrectly and, further, they’re sharing those password across online services. Both of these practices are bad, and here’s why: Email Is King Your email password is the most important password. Nearly every online service [...]Posted on Mar 11, 2014
We’re hiring for another new position!
POSITION: Program Associate, Artful.ly & Spaces POSTED: March 10, 2014 DEADLINE: March 28, 2014Posted on Mar 10, 2014
Meet me at SXSW!
Hey there, folks! I will be at South By Southwest this weekend checking out the Film and Interactive conferences. On Saturday, stop by the Meet the Insiders Panel that I will be doing with staff from IFP, Chicken and Egg, Sundance, ITVS and more. We’ll be giving insider advice on how to approach funders and other [...]Posted on Mar 7, 2014
Fractured Atlas Book Club: The Zen of Fundraising
I never would’ve guessed that a book called The Zen of Fundraising would dole out some tough love. My mouth dropped on the subway when I read that author Ken Burnett, an international fundraising expert, believes that most donors receive better customer service from their local fast food restaurant (he names a specific chain, but [...]Posted on Mar 5, 2014
Project Round-up: Black History Month
In a recent issue of CultureFlash, our monthly newsletter on news and ideas for the culture sector, we featured a lively discussion on Black History Month by Aisha Harris of Slate.com and Betty DeRamus of the L.A. Times calling for the uplifting of African American histories that are under-reported and too often overlooked. Today marks [...]Posted on Feb 27, 2014
Meet the Project: Happenstance Theater
Each month we will feature one of our fiscally sponsored projects who have been successful at using our program to advance their art/cause/career. This month’s featured project is Happenstance Theater. Since 2006, Washington DC’s Happenstance Theater has been achieving the IMPOSSIBLE through simple theatrical means, creating and performing over 20 new works. On [...]Posted on Feb 26, 2014
Chicago, Here We Come!
On March 13th, Fractured Atlas is heading to the Windy City! Jean Ann Douglass, our Program Director for Insurance, and I will be in Chicago for three days to meet artists, hang out at the Creative Chicago Expo, and see some awesome art. We start off the visit with a workshop at Columbia College Chicago on [...]Posted on Feb 26, 2014
#TechToolTuesday: Freedom and Anti-Social
When I was in college I would go to other university libraries to cloister myself for most of a day. I would say it was to have stacks of research materials at my disposal (which was partly true) but in reality I did it because I was more productive without WiFi. Now that smartphones are [...]Posted on Feb 25, 2014
Upcoming Grant Deadlines and NYSCA Update
Franklin Furnace is accepting applications for Franklin Furnace Fund Description: The Franklin Furnace Fund awards grants annually to emerging artists to enable them to produce major performance art works in New York. Grants range between $2,000 and $10,000 based on the peer review panel allocation of funding received by Franklin Furnace. Franklin Furnace has no curator; each [...]Posted on Feb 21, 2014
6 Tips for Preparing Documentation
Well, tax season is upon us, which means many of us who itemize our taxes are scrambling to make sure we have our receipts and other documentation in order. For any of you who are fiscally sponsored, you may have heard from our staff asking for documentation of the expenses incurred when submitting a fund [...]Posted on Feb 20, 2014
NOW HIRING–Director of Development
POSITION: Director of Development POSTED: February 19, 2014 DEADLINE: March 21, 2014Posted on Feb 19, 2014
Project Round-up: Valentine’s Day
Happy Valentine’s Day! On this day of romance, we wanted to lift up some of our fiscally sponsored projects that are doing their bit to spread the love. But before we get started, we first want to send out a big ol’ congratulations to Claire Gresham and Pete McElligott of Ten Bones Theatre Company, a sponsored [...]Posted on Feb 14, 2014
Ask Congress to Support Air Travel Policies for Musicians!
This is an action alert from the Performing Arts Alliance: Two years ago, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was mandated to create policies that eased air travel for musicians needing to carry their instruments onboard with them. The music community has consistently called on the FAA to write these rules, but their deadline to do [...]Posted on Feb 10, 2014
Fractured Atlas Book Club: Build Your Dreams
In October 2010, two recent college graduates decided to quit their unfulfilling day jobs to embark on a three month cross country road trip where they would meet and interview entrepreneurs who’ve made careers out of following their dreams. These two adventurers, Alexis Irvin & Chip Hiden, who happen to have been high school classmates [...]Posted on Feb 6, 2014
Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization: You’re Not as Smart as You Think
(This is the second post in a series on our capacity-building pilot initiative, Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization. To read more about it, please check out Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization: An Introduction.) Last fall, we put together a group of six people (henceforth referred to as the Data-Driven D.O.G. Force) to collectively develop [...]Posted on Feb 5, 2014
When people talk about applications that get them excited, word processors tend to fall near bottom quarter of the list, and that’s probably being generous. Part of that is due to the way our tools force us to work. After ten minutes of fiddling with margins, and typing your name and working title to goose [...]Posted on Feb 4, 2014
Fiscal Sponsorship and Fundraising Webinars
Fractured Atlas is offering four fiscal sponsorship and fundraising sessions by webinar in February. If you’ve never participated in a webinar before, there’s no need to worry - it’s quite easy. All you need is access to the internet. Introduction to Fiscal Sponsorship Webinar This webinar is for those considering fiscal sponsorship. We’ll provide a fiscal sponsorship [...]Posted on Feb 3, 2014
Happy Lunar New Year!
In honor of the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated by many Asian communities including Chinese, Korean, Tibetan, Vietnamese, and Mongolian, check out these awesome fiscally sponsored projects run by AAPI member artists. Asian Pacific American Film The Washington DC APA Film Festival features independent films that explore issues affecting Asian Pacific American (APA) communities as well [...]Posted on Jan 31, 2014
2014 Arts Entrepreneurship Awards Honorees
We are thrilled to honor these innovators and risk-takers who embody the spirit of entrepreneurship and bring the same extraordinary creativity to the office as they do to the studio. By experimenting and challenging conventional wisdom, these five winners have developed new approaches to age-old challenges in the arts field that can serve as models [...]Posted on Jan 30, 2014
Meet the Project: Helen Sung Group
Each month we will feature one of our fiscally sponsored projects who have been successful at using our program to advance their art/cause/career. This month’s featured project is Helen Sung Group. An anthem, in the words of fiscally sponsored artist Helen Sung, “speaks of a rallying cry, a declaration of oneself.” Sung’s latest (sixth!) album, “Anthem [...]Posted on Jan 29, 2014
DIY Arts Admin: 10 Ways to Manage Your Time and Avoid Endless Distractions
As we set out to honor the best and brightest arts entrepreneurs of 2014, we thought we should share the lessons we’ve learned on our journey in running an arts business. Am I the only person who occasionally finishes a busy day at the office only to discover that I didn’t accomplish any of the truly [...]Posted on Jan 29, 2014
Let’s face it. Most of us don’t know how to code a website. Sure, it’d be great if everyone could code. But we’re not they’re yet, and frankly just because you can code, doesn’t make you a good web designer. So what happens when you hire a web designer to create a website for you? [...]Posted on Jan 28, 2014
Court Decision to Invalidate Net Neutrality Rules Will Impact Artists
(Cross-posted at Huffington Post) A couple of weeks ago, a federal appeals court invalidated the Federal Communications Commission network neutrality or open internet rules. The rules prevented internet service providers from prioritizing certain applications or content, or blocking access to others. Though the court affirmed the FCC’s ability to regulate internet service providers and its option to [...]Posted on Jan 27, 2014
Two New Research Publications from Fractured Atlas
A couple of years ago, we redesigned our fiscal sponsorship annual report to match up more closely with the format of the Cultural Data Project, an emerging data standard for cataloging financial, operational and programmatic information relating to arts nonprofits. In September 2012, we reaped the first fruits of that evolution in the form of [...]Posted on Jan 27, 2014
DIY Arts Admin: Finances with Jillian!
We love arts entrepreneurs. But getting your project off the ground takes a lot more than just hard work and optimism, you have to learn a lot! Starting an arts business is a crash course in everything from fundraising and marketing to financial accounting and tax-statuses. We try and make all the hats you have [...]Posted on Jan 24, 2014